The Dakota County Public Health Department has radon test kits available at no cost to county residents. Kits can be picked up from the Public Health Department at:
There is a maximum of one kit per in-person request and the Department does not mail kits. Public Health is unable to distribute kits to businesses including Real Estate agents. The Minnesota Department of Health website has information about test kits that businesses may utilize.
The test takes five days to complete. After the kits are returned to the manufacturer in a postage paid envelop (provided), the results will be analyzed and mailed to your home.
Radon test kits are also available at local hardware and home remodeling stores. Some kits require an additional fee to analyze your results; when you purchase a kit, check to see if the purchase price includes lab analysis.
For more information on testing for radon or to request a radon test kit, contact the Dakota County Public Health Department at 952-891-7500 or visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.
When your radon levels are too high
If your test results show that your radon level is too high, you can contract with a radon mitigation contractor to fix your home.